Kindergarten registration is important for all school districts. It helps them plan for teachers and classroom space.

In the wake of COVID-19, there are several ways to get registration packages and several ways to turn in packets, depending on the school district.

Some districts are still working on a the details of their registration, but several are ready to go.

Sturgis Public Schools:

▪ Families can pick up registration packages from the Sturgis Central Commons at the door facing Nottawa Street, download from the district web page or request home delivery.

▪ Return completed packets to Wall Elementary next week, May 4 and 5 from 1-7 p.m. at Wall Elementary School, 702 E. Lafayette St., Sturgis.

▪ A parent or guardian with the registration materials may pull into the parking lot at Wall Elementary and wait in their car for a runner to retrieve their registration materials.

▪ In August there will be more information about vision and hearing screening and teacher assignments.

Children who turn five years old after Sept. 1, 2020, are encouraged to wait a year before enrolling in school.

Burr Oak will have online registration and packets available at the school in the next week or two.

Centreville offers online registration.

Colon will be sending packets to potential students via mail next week.

White Pigeon: Central Elementary office will be open on Mondays 8 a.m.-2 p.m. for kindergarten registration. They will also have a fall orientation for kindergarten students and young 5s.

All districts need the same information: 

• Birth certificate — original county or state certified not the hospital copy.

• Immunization record.

• Vision and hearing record if available.

• Proof of residency such as a driver’s license, utility bill, phone bill.

Papers in the packet include and must be completed:

• Family data sheet.

• Student language survey.

• Acceptable use agreement.

• Residency questionnaire.

• Concussion form.

• MICR consent disclosure form.